The Sacred Warriors

“One of the lessons learned during the Vietnam War was that the depiction of wounded soldiers, of coffins stacked higher than their living guards, had a negative effect on the viewing public. The military in Iraq specifically banned the photographing of wounded soldiers and coffins, thus sanitizing this terrible and bloody conflict.” Walter Dean Myers

Who are the Sacred Warriors of the Sacred Warrior Church of Native America Inc?

The legend of the Sacred Warriors can be found in every place we meet. We see them standing before us and on the corner of every street. They are noble and brave, they are the next 22 we ignore every day who don’t know what to do. Nobody listens to them when their may be a sign something is wrong. They act like hardened warriors who cry behind closed doors, wishing there was a magic wand to cure them of trauma from their civilian transitional wars.

They cry out to us when they return home from land, air, and sea. They are the walkers amongst the earth who fall prey to misery. The abyss awaits them in the deep, silent screams of agony with no relief. They run from untreated trauma from the bullies at work. They can’t take time off or they will surely reap—they turn to the only thing they know—the VA Opiate Harvester who possesses their war torn souls.

Over periods of time, the pills wear off, the Sacred Warrior suffers through detox shock and seeks for an oasis to cool them off—they are the silenced and beaten, their stories of being verbally assaulted in the workplace have them feeling defeated.

The Sacred Warriors watch over us at night. They are the ones who lost the 22 fight…

Although we seek to comfort them at home—their soul is lost—in the combat zone they roam, only wishing for the nightmare would leave them alone. The sounds of explosions awaken them at night, the terror, bewilderment, the reflections of losing their Battle Buddy in a firefight. We collect their memories here at Outpost 422—along with their families who know not what to do.

I ask you all to stop and pray, at 4:22 PM, while they stand guard every day. Their soul rests at Post Everlasting, while their memory here leaves their families fasting, never to see them and hold them again, Gold Star Mothers who have children who gave up the fight from the war they were in.

As we close in prayer, we seek only one request—never ever let their memories rest, for it is at Outpost 422 they will be blessed. They are the guardians of the next 22, they are the silent voice who cannot tell us how we can help you. The Sacred Warriors gave us their all; it is from their ashes America stands tall. Be not weary for they are on watch. We must honor them daily for the future 22 who are lost…22 More Dead Veterans Today—The price of America’s Democracy as a result of Congressional neglect. The thanks our Sacred Warriors get for the shores they use to protect.

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